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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 746

Rate of special benefit

             (1)  The rate of a person's special benefit is the fortnightly rate determined by the Secretary in his or her discretion.

             (2)  The rate of a person's special benefit is not to exceed the rate at which youth allowance, austudy payment or jobseeker payment would be payable to the person if:

                     (a)  the person were qualified for youth allowance, austudy payment or jobseeker payment; and

                     (b)  youth allowance, austudy payment or jobseeker payment were payable to the person.

             (3)  In working out, for the purposes of subsection (2), the rate at which youth allowance would be payable to a person, disregard any amount by which the rate would be increased because of point 1067G-B3A or 1067G-D1 of the Youth Allowance Rate Calculator.

             (4)  In working out, for the purposes of subsection (2), the rate at which jobseeker payment would be payable to a person, disregard any amount by which the rate would be increased because of point 1068-B5 of Benefit Rate Calculator B.



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